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Clinical Adviser, Mental Health Funding And Service Reform (Vpsg6)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 31 December 2022

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Asset Management and Planning

Reference: VG/DH/MHRV/1526049

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 18 April 2021

Role: Clinical Adviser, Mental Health Funding and Service Reform (until 31 December 2022)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary:
The Clinical Advisor, Mental Health Funding and Service Reform is a role established in the context of the Victorian Government's commitment to the reform of how mental health services are funded, and the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System concerning the development, trialling and implementation of activity-based and related funding models.

In consultation with health services and government stakeholders, the Clinical Advisor, Mental Health Funding and Service Reform is part of a team responsible for the development and implementation of new funding models for both bed-based and community-based clinical mental health services within the Mental Health Division.

The Clinical Advisor, Mental Health Funding and Service Reform will provide authoritative advice to the project on clinical and operational issues which impact the design and implementation of new funding models for clinical mental health services. This includes issues involving the intersection of funding reform with other service system reforms arising from the recommendations of the Royal Commission.

This role will work closely with the Director, clinical and technical advisory groups to ensure that clinical guidelines, performance reporting requirements and identification of outcomes associated with evidence-based care are supported by the new funding model and other service reforms. The role will also work with other teams in the division to progress mental health system and service reform opportunities.

Strategically advise on the development and delivery of the mental health clinical funding reform project to meet statewide departmental and government objectives and community expectations.
Maintain an understanding of clinical and operational issues impacting the department's clients and investigate and lead the incorporation of policies, professional standards and operating practices into new mental health funding models and related service reforms.
Forge strong connections across the department and with external stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach to funding model reform.
Identify and actively manage emerging issues and areas of risk for government, department and the community in the development of new funding models and related service reforms.
Provide timely expert advice and develop open and effective communication strategies including collection of highly complex, contentious or sensitive information as required.
Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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